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  • Climate Risk Screening Tools and Their Application

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    Sunday, January 9, 2011
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    This paper sets out to provide potential users in
    developing countries, including project and programme developers and managers, with an informational entry point to climate risk screening tools. It also provides a brief overview of how climate screening and related tools fit into decision-making steps at various planning and decision-making levels in conjunction with an outline of overall considerations to make when choosing a tool.

  • Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

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    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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    This report has been published by Food and Agricultural Organisation, complied with papers presented in workshop organized by FAO/OECD. It addresses the different agro-ecological and socio-economical issues nationally and internationally in agricultural sector. It provides insights of building resilience to climate change impacts from different angles through risk management strategies, national policies and so on. Thus, it is highly recommended for the stake-holders who directly and indirectly involved in adapting most efficient ways for reducing vulnerability risk in agri-sector.

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Smallholder farmers and lenders with smallholder lending portfolios ( which according to CGAP currently account for about USD 50 billion globally) are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. mfarmPay, a novel parametric lending solution driving financing to African farmers, offers innovative data-driven solution to reducing climate risk in lending portfolios and incentivising the adoption of climate-smart farming approaches by smallholder food producers.

  • Reducing adverse air flow

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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    With more than half the Earth’s population now living in urban areas, some changes in the indoor and outdoor climates of cities are bound to occur. Climate scientists’ greatest concern is traditionally the urban heat island (UHI) effect – city areas where temperatures can be several degrees higher because there is lots of concrete and little blue or green infrastructure like lakes, rivers and parks. But another effect – air flow – can also cause serious health problems.

  • Innovative approach to mine water decontamination

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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    Ramboll Environ developed an innovative, sustainable and economically beneficial approach to addressing the impact of metal contamination on river sediments in the River Nent in Cumbria.

  • Urban resilience study for Asian Development Bank

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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    The Asia Pacific region is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and at the same time the region is increasingly exposed to the risks of climate change. Hence, substantial investments are needed in order to reduce carbon emissions and enhance resilience in the region's largest urban areas.

  • Raising the bar on Asian women's SRHR in the age of climate change

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    Monday, August 27, 2018
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    The inclusion of women’s SRHR within climate change discourse, policies, strategies, programming, and financing is long overdue. Coherence between the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement is of vital importance. Coherence has been much talked about and documented in negotiations outcome documents and national documents. The talk must now lead to concrete action, particularly to make a difference to women and girls living in the most marginalised and vulnerable communities who bear the double burden of gender inequality and climate change.

  • A Partnership in Technology Transfer

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    This report provides an overview of and reflections by the core DNV GL team on the work undertaken as part of the multi-year strategic partnership between DNV GL and the CTCN. It provides lessons learned by the team and recommendations and ideas for future consideration by the CTCN going forward.

  • Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.

  • Improving livelihoods in rural areas with safe and sustainable energy and sanitation – practical solutions

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    Sunday, November 8, 2015
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